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Opinion

Why should Canada dictate U.S. trade with Mexico?

Editorials

The key question being raised over President Donald Trump’s agreement with Mexican officials on a new trade pact points straight to the reason why so many Americans are unhappy with the current system of regulating trade between our country and others. Trump said this week Mexican officials ...

Town Talk: NUCAT offers High Definition Studio

Columns

Located in the lower level of the New Ulm Public Library is the NUCAT (New Ulm Community Access TV) Public Access Studio. Recently updated with High Definition camera equipment, this studio is used to record library events, talk shows, forums and more. What many people may not know is that ...

McCain’s last letter

Editorials

During 60 years in public service, first in the Navy and more recently as a United States senator, John McCain made many sacrifices and did enormous good for us, his fellow Americans. Before passing on to his reward, he rendered one more very great service. He reminded us who we ...

Non-compliant is better than nothing

Editorials

Shutting down seven of a Georgia county’s nine election polling places was bound to raise a stink. Perhaps the outside consultant who recommended it ought to take a refresher course in American history. Election officials in Randolph County, Ga., are between a rock and a hard place. They ...

Weeds: 1968 – a year of great importance

Columns

When I was a kid, I liked to fall asleep with the Twins game on the radio. The gentle tones of Herb Carneal lulled me to sleep. Franklin Hobbs played soothing music through the night on WCCO to which I would occasionally wake and drift back to sleep. On June 5, 1968, the Twins beat the ...

Brown County Browser: Brown County drainage

Columns

It is important to understand the situations in which commencing a redetermination of benefits is important to the management and repair of existing drainage systems and to the establishment and construction of other drainage projects. First, the most frequently urged and most compelling ...

Little change in North Korea

Editorials

A couple of months ago, following his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump declared that North Korea was no longer a nuclear danger to the world. North Korea had agreed to denuclearization, he declared. Last week, Trump notified Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ...

Welcome, Anna

Columns

Hi. My name is Anna Koehler, I am 22 years old and I am this year’s Sister Cities exchange intern from Ulm, Germany. I recently finished my first internship at the KNUJ Radio station and I will be working at The Journal until Sept. 28. I am a university student studying English and Rhetoric ...

McCain’s emphasis was ‘Country First’

Editorials

Arizona’s Sen. John McCain, who died Saturday of brain cancer, was known as a political “maverick,” someone who didn’t necessarily follow the party line on issues. Instead, he followed his own convictions, his own belief of what was right and fair. Unlike some politicians who consult ...

Is Russia at it again?

Editorials

No doubt many eyes are on Moscow after the revelation last week that an attempt to hack into the Democrat National Committee’s computers was thwarted. Coming two years after Russian hackers stole information from the DNC database, the new attempted electronic B&E does raise questions ...

What’s Going On: Speakers, a parking lot, and a rube

Columns

Publisher’s Note: This week, my column is being “hijacked” by a longtime friend, Aaron Popp. Mr. Popp was born and raised on the mean streets of St. Louis (actually, a much more-friendly suburb) and still lives there today. He’s smart, creative and generally speaking a really good ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Bridge problem Thumbs Down: There’s an old saying: “For maximum attention, nothing beats a good, big mistake.” So it is only natural that the mistake discovered on the 7th North “Gateway” project this week got a lot of attention. Some of the massive concrete beams that are part of ...

Killings inflame immigration debate

Editorials

Two killings, allegedly done by men who are in the country illegally, has stirred and inflamed the immigration debate. The death of Iowa college student Mollie Tibbets, who was attacked by Cristhian Bahena Rivera as she ran along a country road, and the death of Enedelia Perez-Garcia, killed ...

Town Talk: Annual indoor pool maintenance

Columns

Annual Indoor Pool Maintenance: Ugh. The Pool is closed! Why do they have to be closed so long?! Each year, we drain the pool to perform maintenance tasks that need to be done without water in the pool. This is almost always more than simply performing a major scrub. It can be anything from ...

Pope’s letter a start in atonement

Editorials

Pope Francis took the proper attitude in his letter to the Roman Catholic Church responding to a grand jury investigation of sexual abuse by priests in Pennsylvania. Given the circumstances it was the only attitude he could take. Released Monday, the letter admitted that too many in the Church ...

Use funds to clean up parks

Letters

To the editor: To The Park and Rrcreation Commission: You have $180,000 in a park account. Well it would be nice to clean up Riverside Park. Then you could go down to Minnecon park and clean it up. That mud pit you call a boat landing. Someone went and shoveled all the mud off to the side so ...

Eagle Update: Excitement building for start of school

Columns

We are about to start the 2018-19 school year. Our staff is eager to begin another year. We know that students are excited to reconnect with friends and more importantly; parents are thrilled to have kids back in school! We completed several summer construction projects to maintain our ...

Brown County Browser: Parent Support Outreach Program

Columns

Parenting can sometimes be a demanding job, especially for parents with young children. Brown County Human Services has a program that can assist families that are having a difficult time getting the extra support they need. The Parent Support Outreach Program (PSOP) is a voluntary program ...

Iraqi woman’s tale sends message

Editorials

An Iraqi woman who left her native land for what she hoped was the safety of Germany has returned home — where she feels safer from Islamic State terrorism. Her decision is one more red flag for German officials who adopted an open-door policy toward refugees from the Middle East. Ashwaq ...